Thursday, August 9, 2012

Agenda for Arkansas Democratic Convention Saturday August 18, 2012, pretty busy

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Arkansas Democratic Party
Fellow Democrats,
We have a full agenda for our State Convention on Saturday, August 18th at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock.  Registration and auxiliary meetings will start at 7:30 a.m., and our full state convention will open at 8:45 a.m. with remarks from Governor Mike Beebe and our call to order by Chairman Will Bond.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will also make remarks, followed by our congressional candidates: Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, Herb Rule, and State Senator Gene Jeffress.
For the full agenda, click here, or call us at the DPA Headquarters at (501) 374-2361 and ask for Anderson Penix.
The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will also be held on August 18th.  Starting at 7:00pm at Verizon Arena, Arkansas Democrats from around the state will enjoy good food, good company, and good speakers in Governor Beebe and political analyst and author Drew Westen.  For information on J-J, please contact Amanda Daugherty at (501) 537-0190 or you can email Amanda at this email address.
The Young Democrats of Arkansas invite you to kick off the 2012 Jefferson-Jackson weekend with the J-J After Dark Party! All proceeds will go to benefit the Young Democrats of Arkansas.  Tickets are $25 per person.  You can RSVP for the event online here or call YDA President Jessica Xan DeLoach at (501) 765-2677 or email here at this address with any questions.
The Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus also invites you to the JJ After Mixer, immediately following the J-J Dinner from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. at the River Trail Station on 140 Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock.  Tickets are $20 and should be purchased from Darrell Stephens, Lynette Vinson or Tony Washington.  For more information, contact us at this email address or call at (870) 403-6187.
We look forward to seeing you at an exciting Jefferson-Jackson weekend!
Bluest regards,
Dawne Benafield Vandiver
Executive Director
Democratic Party of Arkansas
Herb Rule for Congress Campaign Activities
Help elect our next congressman from central Arkansas, Herb Rule! Volunteer to speak with local voters and help Arkansas Democrats win with phone banks on Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Herb Rule Campaign Headquarters on 7509 Cantrell Road in Little Rock. Contact Forest Boles at (501) 291-1750 to find out how to get involved.
Democratic Hispanic Caucus Voter Registration Events
Beginning this week through October 6th (the last day to register before general election) we will be helping to coordinate weekly voter registration events in NWA. We need everyone to help – Anglo and Hispanic – Bi-lingual, English-only and Spanish-only speakers…it will take ALL of us to get this done and surprise some people in November.  We will be helped in this endeavor by local radio station PSA’s promoting the weekly events. This week – two locales – El Ranchito Supermaket (1900 Huntsville Rd, Springdale) and Supermercado Taranda (1618 South 8th Street, Rogers, AR ) beginning at 11am.  Shifts are available between 11am and 5pm for 90 mins to 2hrs – come for as long as you can and help change the political ‘face’ of NWA. Contact Maria Hicks at 479-422-9273for additional info.
Pulaski County Democratic Committee Backpack Project
We are gathering donations from now until August 1. In-kind donations will be accepted until August so that we can assist underprivileged, at-risk elementary and middle school children get school supplies, healthy snacks, and necessary services/information to at least get the kids off to a good start. The Democratic Party of Arkansas has agreed to keep a donation bin at the William Gwatney State Headquarters for drop-in donations. Please consider donating to this project. 
17th Annual Clark County Clinton Day Dinner
The Seventeenth Annual Clark County Clinton Day Dinner will be at the Garrison Center, Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. This year’s speaker is Congressman Mike Ross. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00 p.m., the buffet opens at 6:30, the program begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 each/$250 for a table of ten seats. For more information, call Anna Farris 870-230-1550
Lonoke County Democratic Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Lonoke County Democratic Committee will be held on August 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Lonoke County Museum. For more information contact Chairman Tim Blair at 501-628-5000.
"Keeping Promises, Getting Results"
WILLIAM A. GWATNEY DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS 1300 W. Capitol Avenue , Little Rock, AR 72201
PHONE: 501.374.2361 | FAX: 501.376.8409 | WEB SITE: | EMAIL ADDRESS:

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